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Stenlake Publishing - The Malta Railway

The Malta Railway

Author : B. L. Rigby
ISBN : 9780853616214
Cover : paperback
Price : £9.95

This metre gauge line climbed all the way from Valletta to Museum (Mtarfa/Mdina) via Notabile (Rabat) rising in rather more than seven miles from about 100 ft above sea level at Valletta to nearly 600 ft. The sand-box was much used. On some occasions there could be considerable slipping in either direction.

The ten locomotives were of classic British design being supplied by Manning, Wardle; Black, Hawthorn; and Beyer, Peacock. The railway served the island for almost 50 years before succumbing to road competition. The author’s affection for his subject shines through in this account of this fascinating railway. A new section by Roger Cleaver, ‘Exploring the Remains of the Malta Railway’, has been added.

A5 format, 120 pages, 95 illustrations.

The Malta Railway